“All the news that’s fit to print.”

As noted by many sources, “All the news that’s fit to print” — the famous slogan of The New York Times — is linked to the date February 10, 1897.…

Origins of the term “brinkmanship” (aka “brinksmanship”)…

I recently noticed a headline for an Associated Press story about North Korea that was interesting from a word and quotation history perspective. It said:      “North Korean missile tests…

“J’Accuse!” (“I Accuse!”)

On January 13, 1898, the front page of the French newspaper L’Aurore featured a scathing letter about the “Dreyfus Affair” written by popular author Émile Zola and addressed to the…

“We don’t need no stinking badges” — origins, uses & variations…

THE ORIGINAL 1948 MOVIE LINES: “Badges? We ain’t got no badges! We don’t need no badges! I don’t have to show you any stinking badges!”         Alfonso Bedoya, as the Mexican…

Dr. Mardy Grothe’s new GreatOpeningLines.com website

On January 1, 2022, Dr. Mardy Grothe launched an amazing new online quotation website — GreatOpeningLines.com. As Grothe explains on the site’s home page, GreatOpeningLines.com is “the first website devoted…